Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hotel fun, part 2

Yesterday was a really long day, with over six hours of driving and us not getting back until 9:30pm. We park the car, and as we're walking up to the hotel, I say "Co-worker, are those our windows that are open?" We get a bit closer and discover that yes indeed, those ARE our windows. The only two windows open in the entire hotel. In freezing cold weather. Left open for an entire day and half the night.

It's the perfect revenge though, especially on someone who has to wake up at 5:30am the next morning (ie. the exact amount of time it will take to reheat the room to a decent level). I'm figuring the receptionist said something to the cleaning ladies about my original room smelling like smoke, they took it personally and decided "Well, if they think our rooms smell like smoke, we'll just *air* theirs out".

Passive-aggressivity wins again. You gotta love it!

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Blogger Leesa said...

Ah shucks, I thought you were going to say that you went back for a perfect revenge to change rooms again!! Zut!!! Yep... sounds like they did it on purpose!

January 14, 2009 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger wcs said...

I thought there was some law against café and resto owners providing ashtrays. As in: if an inspector sees ashtrays out for the customers, the owner gets fined, even if nobody is smoking.

You'd think it might be the same for hotels... Take pictures!

January 14, 2009 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Jo Ann v. said...

Sometimes it seems someone cursed you on that side of the country, no ?

January 14, 2009 at 3:48 PM  
Blogger misplaced texan said...

Oh, no she di'nt! What a bi-atch! Dude, Bretagne is like the twilight zone of France. I hope you're plotting ways to get back at her - passive-aggressively, of course.

January 14, 2009 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger Doc said...

I'd have been right back down there demanding another room. Where do you find these people Sam?

January 14, 2009 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Séverine said...

WSC is right. The hotel could get fined because of ashtrays. It is prohibited. People smoke in their room? Install a smoke detector!

The French that I am would really complain to the manager about the smoke and open windows. What kind of hotel is it? Some no name hotel or a chain?

January 15, 2009 at 4:39 AM  
Blogger Ksam said...

Séverine, watch out, you're becoming Americanized!! lol Of course there are laws, but I doubt they would ever get fined for them. Not picking up after your dog after it poos is also illegal, but can you imagine anyone ever getting a ticket for that??

January 15, 2009 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Leesa said...

Alex tells me that spitting on the street is worthy of a fine, as well.. But, it sure doesn't stop them from doing it, does it?

January 15, 2009 at 10:44 AM  

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